The original Mach 1 was one of the most collectable Mustangs ever. It was named “the quickest four-person production car” by Car Life magazine in a March 1969 road test. Production will be limited to 6,500 numbered editions, making the 2003 model a collectible as well.
The 2003 Mach 1 features:
- An all-aluminum, 4.6-liter DOHC modular (MOD) V-8 engine with four valves per cylinder producing 305 horsepower and 320 foot-pounds of torque
- 17-inch, 5-spoke Heritage wheels with the galloping pony logo inspired by the 1969-1973 Mustang’s Mach 1 wheel design
- 1960s-style “comfortweave” trimmed black leather seats
- Black extended front air dam and rear decklid spoiler
- Body side scoops
- Modern color scheme and badging that captures vintage cues
The Mustang Mach 1 special edition is built on the same line of the Dearborn Assembly Plant that produces coupe and convertible versions of the Mustang V-6, GT and SVT Mustang Cobra. Each Mach 1 will come with a unique “R” engine code found in the vehicle identification number (VIN) to ensure exclusivity and collectibility.
The 2003 Mach 1 inherits many of its design cues from its 1969 namesake, which had a distinct drag-racing image. These include a black front air-dam extension, a black rear decklid spoiler, predominate rocker panels, and body side scoops.
The color scheme is all business with bold black pin stripping just above the rocker panels and a dominant Mach 1 logo. The hood also has large black drag racing stripe down the center, which surrounds the “shaker” scoop. The primary exterior paint colors are Oxford White, Black, Torch Red, Zinc Yellow, Azure Blue and Dark Shadow Gray with classic galloping pony logos on the front fender and inside the grille.